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55 Spring St, between Lafayette and Mulberry Sts., New York City, NY 10012-5727
+1 212-274-9179
06:30 - 20:00
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We loved this place so much. Every breakfast time we had a great time here with the superb coffee and delicious pastry. Awesome service. Different and tasty cakes. I could especially recommend croissant with salmon and cheese and cup of capuccino and fresh orange juice of course. Tip - wifi is also good here.

Thank Tarasius
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138 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

While on a walk through Chinatown we came across the Ceci-Cela patisserie. Tea really good and the eclairs really yummy! Staff pleasant and reasonable price.

Thank RnWP
Dallas, Texas
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

My wife and I happened to visit this place on a walk in this part of town. Thank goodness we went in. I actually hesitated to make a selection because I did not want to ruin the magnificent display of goodies! I recommend the chocolates because each one I tasted was excellent. The cakes here look very stunning but they... More 

Thank Jason F
Dallas, Texas
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stopped into this bakery as I was wandering around little Italy. I grabbed a pain au chocolat for myself and my mom chose the almond croissant. We didn't eat them until later in the evening but mine was cooked just right. Nice and flaky with good amount of chocolate on the inside.

Thank Catherine D
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We visited this cafe twice for take out coffee and I would say the best we had in Little Italy. The pastries were tasty and fresh. Would recommend this for a good equivalent coffee to what we get in Australia. Service was fast and efficient.

Thank Drakson90
New York City, New York
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123 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I'm always a fan of this place. I used to buy tart cake, chocolate cake and other types of cake for every holiday. I bought a chocolate eclair and a vanilla cream with strawberry and blueberry. I was very disappointed. It was not fresh at all. I'm a big fan of their chocolate croissant and will have that for breakfast... More 

Thank takchi
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a delicious iced cappuccino to cool off on a very hot afternoon. Service was very friendly. Desserts look amazing. Small but cozy.

Thank Regina V
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little patisserie. Inviting employee, great freshly squeezes orange juice/smoothie and very clean inside. We didn't sample the desserts but they looked appetizing and well presented.

Thank KuhnsGuy
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this bakery for 15 years. cutest tiny authentic Parisian bakery. A+. All the croissants and pastries are to die for. The chocolate raspberry cake is amazing as well

Thank GloriaCalico
Brooklyn, New York
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707 reviews
499 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Great place for dessert. Good for take out for the holidays. Small bites as well but best for pastries. Small room so groups not good


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Spring St, between Lafayette and Mulberry Sts., New York City, NY 10012-5727
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighbourhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: +1 212-274-9179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighbourhood Profile
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighbourhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighbourhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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